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  Reply # 1674296 19-Nov-2016 19:39
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gzt:
MaxLV: The Press Pool screaming blue murder because they weren't told about and taken to dinner with his family is classic!

By convention for a long time the press pool is assigned to cover the president and the president-elect 24/7. As in the case of Kennedy and Reagan, if there is a serious incident it is in everyone's interest to have accurate information available from multiple sources immediately.

The pool would not have been in the restaurant. They would just hang around outside in case anything newsworthy happened. Ie; some unexpected world event and the president elect can step outside and make an immediate comment.

 

 

 

That explains their (the press pool's) perceived privileges and rights. They need a reality check every so often as to their real purpose. Hint: it's NOT society page reporting....

 


You are implying the press pool wanted to be in the restaurant with Trump to report on his dinner. That is not the case.

 

‘Not a Normal Situation’: Reporters Criticize Trump for Ditching Press Pool for Dinner

 

(CNSNews.com) - President-elect Donald Trump broke with protocol Tuesday night, leaving his New York City penthouse for an unannounced dinner with his family – and without a media entourage.

 

Trump was applauded by fellow diners when he walked into the 21 Club in New York, the Associated Press reported.

 

But reporters, who were told that Trump was in for the evening, gave him a round of boos. 

 

Two more:

 

https://nypost.com/2016/11/15/trump-leaves-press-behind-for-fancy-steak-dinner/

 

Google it yourself, it's all about how the 'press pool' and their 'employers' were upset they weren't told about his **private 'dining out' with his family**  

 

 


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  Reply # 1674305 19-Nov-2016 19:57
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So what is your point? What makes this so important to you? Who cares?

 

 





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  Reply # 1674311 19-Nov-2016 20:25
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Rikkitic:

 

So what is your point? What makes this so important to you? Who cares?

 

 

 

 

 

 

How would you feel if someone responded to your posts in this manner? 


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  Reply # 1674317 19-Nov-2016 20:59
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It has happened to me more than once. I feel fine.

 

 





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  Reply # 1674356 19-Nov-2016 23:59
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MaxLV:

gzt:
MaxLV:


gzt:
MaxLV: The Press Pool screaming blue murder because they weren't told about and taken to dinner with his family is classic!

By convention for a long time the press pool is assigned to cover the president and the president-elect 24/7. As in the case of Kennedy and Reagan, if there is a serious incident it is in everyone's interest to have accurate information available from multiple sources immediately.

The pool would not have been in the restaurant. They would just hang around outside in case anything newsworthy happened. Ie; some unexpected world event and the president elect can step outside and make an immediate comment.


 


That explains their (the press pool's) perceived privileges and rights. They need a reality check every so often as to their real purpose. Hint: it's NOT society page reporting....



You are implying the press pool wanted to be in the restaurant with Trump to report on his dinner. That is not the case.


‘Not a Normal Situation’: Reporters Criticize Trump for Ditching Press Pool for Dinner


(CNSNews.com) - President-elect Donald Trump broke with protocol Tuesday night, leaving his New York City penthouse for an unannounced dinner with his family – and without a media entourage.


Trump was applauded by fellow diners when he walked into the 21 Club in New York, the Associated Press reported.


But reporters, who were told that Trump was in for the evening, gave him a round of boos. 


Two more:


https://nypost.com/2016/11/15/trump-leaves-press-behind-for-fancy-steak-dinner/


Google it yourself, it's all about how the 'press pool' and their 'employers' were upset they weren't told about his **private 'dining out' with his family**  


 


One of those three articles actually explains the reasons for the press pool notification convention. It's more or less consistent with the explanation I gave earlier.

It's fairly simple.

The Trump team has more or less apologised and said they could have done better on that.



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  Reply # 1674770 21-Nov-2016 08:16
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Things like the Hamilton imbroglio. Mike Pence goes to see Hamilton on Broadway. At the end of the show the crew reads an open letter to VP-elect, saying they're worried about the future for diverse communities. The note is respectful and well within boundaries of their free speech rights.

 

Trump goes out, crazy on Twitter, demanding an apology from the group. He says it's horrible, harrassment and all. 

 

Meanwhile Mike Pence says the show was great and he doesn't feel offended at all and the crew had the right to read the letter.

 

You can see where this is going. Trump doesn't even understand the concept of difference between freedom of speech and harassment. 

 

It doesn't look good for them.





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  Reply # 1674773 21-Nov-2016 08:21
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It all resembles a very bad reality TV show. I have stopped watching that circus as there are may more important issues.




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  Reply # 1674775 21-Nov-2016 08:30
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freitasm:

 

Things like the Hamilton imbroglio. Mike Pence goes to see Hamilton on Broadway. At the end of the show the crew reads an open letter to VP-elect, saying they're worried about the future for diverse communities. The note is respectful and well within boundaries of their free speech rights.

 

Trump goes out, crazy on Twitter, demanding an apology from the group. He says it's horrible, harrassment and all. 

 

Meanwhile Mike Pence says the show was great and he doesn't feel offended at all and the crew had the right to read the letter.

 

You can see where this is going. Trump doesn't even understand the concept of difference between freedom of speech and harassment. 

 

It doesn't look good for them.

 

 

Mouth before brain + zero political experience = Fail

 

Factor in first meetings with leaders of other nations, ouch


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  Reply # 1674782 21-Nov-2016 09:06
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Now this... Trump owes a few hundred million dollars to Deutsche Bank, which is now being investigated by the Justice Department and facing a $14 billion fine.

 

See the conflict of interest there? If that investigation disappears and in a few years time Trump's debt is cleared off, how can one be sure one is not the result of another?

 

And people voted him because he "represented them". Yeah, right. 





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  Reply # 1674783 21-Nov-2016 09:08
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Trump meeting with business partners during transition. I'd say that about the day the results were announced he should have divested himself of business, transferred everything to a trust and stop doing business deals.

 

But no... This is the guy who represents the right-leaning folks.





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  Reply # 1674790 21-Nov-2016 09:35
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There is a lot to criticise about the American way of doing things, but the country has always had a knack of pulling back from the brink. Watergate is an example. There has always been an underlying, deep-rooted respect by most ordinary Americans for the democratic system in that country, in spite of the abuses and imperfections. Things are changing but I still have hope that the system of checks and balances will kick in again, that Trump will go too far, and that he will be replaced, not in a coup, but according to proper procedures that do exist for such things. On the basis of his actions up to now, he seems to have no sense of where the boundaries of common decency lie and no respect for legitimate traditions and practices that have built up over more than 200 years, never mind simple basic politeness. The fact that Republicans have a majority in both houses of Congress is no protection; most Republicans also detest him. I for one hope his reign is very short-lived.

 

 





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  Reply # 1674793 21-Nov-2016 09:43
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http://www.nzherald.co.nz/world/news/article.cfm?c_id=2&objectid=11751934

 

 

 

Apparently, he will be spending a fair bit of time in other residences, this doesn't speak to the guy having full concentration on the job. I seriously doubt the POTUS position can be a part-time affair. It will be very interesting to see how it works (in a horrible way). 

 

I am still willing to give the benefit of the doubt (what choice do Kiwi's have anyway?) but his Hamilton outburst shows he doesn't really intend on chilling out much from the way he behaved during the election. I can only hope that once he takes office and starts understanding what is required, he will set his mind to it. 

 

 


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  Reply # 1674804 21-Nov-2016 10:20
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freitasm:

 

You are right there. He seems to be a person I'd not like to have around the dinner table.

 

 

 

 

No way I would miss that opportunity. Say what you like about him, there's no doubting he would be a fascinating man to meet.






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  Reply # 1674806 21-Nov-2016 10:22
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freitasm:

 

You are right there. He seems to be a person I'd not like to have around the dinner table.

 

 

I would actually like to meet him to find out what he is really like vs his public persona and media portrayal.

 

The reason I say this is I once had the opposite experience.  I met and spent several hours with a NZ celebrity who was portrayed as a really nice guy, a gentleman, and was a highly respected and senior person in his field.  He turned out be an absolutely repellent individual to spend time with - just plain nasty/vindictive.  That day couldn't end soon enough.





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